I enjoy watching the birds in my garden, especially at this time of year when they are nesting and feeding their young.
But yesterday I came across some very exotic birds I hadn't seen before.
The enthusiasm with which I scrambled through my fabric stash and began cutting out the pattern transported me back to how I was as a child – always making something.
I knew they'd also capture my son's imagination and I was right – he went to bed last night with them perched on his pillow!
I bet my friend Sharon McSwiney won't be able to resist them either.